Sweet Home - 1989 - 6/10
AKA - スウィートホーム
“If they come back safely, we have a new venue for tourism.
“If something bad happens to them…by supernatural causes…think of the publicity for our community.”
Such are the calculations by the local mayor as he hands over the keys to a cursed home, empty 30 years.
The film crew enters, searching for rumored paintings from a reclusive master.
Takes awhile to gain traction, but once underway, boy, this Horror gem delivers.
Essentially, the “old dark house” plot, with misgivings ignored and curse protections tumbled.
The second half go-go-goes, with kitsch mixing gore, 80’s special effects, and ukiyo-e designs.